The best bandwidth was consistently at 9 to 11 at every speed, with TRas 10 always in the best range at every speed. All-in-all, Soltek makes fewer compromises than the Chaintech VNF in their effort to control price of the board. We suspect that the Soltek can do much better than with lower ratios, but that is the current limit of the CPU range. The other controls that are needed for excellent overclocking with the Soltek are all here. Many of us are already familiar with the nVidia onboard sound. Memory Stress Test Results:

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So, if this ggr an important feature, look elsewhere or plan to use an accessory PCI Firewire controller. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. While it is clear that Soltek has designed the K8AN2E for value, like the Chaintech VNF, it is interesting that Soltek decided to implement most of the unique features of k8an22e nF family by using the premium Gb chipset instead of the cheaper nF Log in Don’t have an account?

Log in Don’t have an account? The Soltek is smaller than a full ATX size, but the layout is very good, better than you might expect in a smaller board. After careful consideration I have decided to transfer all hardware review activities to a new domain. While GigaLAN capability is built into the chipset there still needs to be an interpreter chip to convert the chipset signals to something usable by the RJ45 connector Ethernet over copper.

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The best bandwidth was consistently at 9 to 11 at every speed, with TRas 10 always in the best range at every speed. There is clearly room for 3 connectors; it even appears the board was designed for 3 dimm slots.

By default this interface isn’t viewable to the network but a checkbox is available that allows you to override this “feature”.

Knowing this nVidia has made a few breakthroughs in their latest chipset that begin to focus on overall usability and protection.

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Wednesday, September 15, This chip is called a PHY Physical layer chip and negotiates data transfers between the network and chipset. Once again, this arrangement proved to limit overclocking capabilities with a SATA drive, though the board was still capable with an IDE hard drive.

Front Side K8an2d Overclocking Testbed. The CPU voltage options to just 1. The main IDE connectors are located in the preferred upper right edge.

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The range of overclocking controls and options on the Soltek are quite good, as we have come to expect of Soltek boards. The floppy location will be a concern to some with a lower right edge location, but this will not likely be a problem in the cases that are most likely to be combined with the value Soltek board.

Many of i8an2e are already familiar with the nVidia onboard sound. When AMD started to include the primary memory controller with the processor core they removed one of the only items that separated the different chipsets in terms of performance.

Socket Roundup, Part 3: However, the Chaintech still succeeds better than almost any value in the area of overclocking. All-in-all, Soltek makes fewer compromises than the Chaintech VNF in their effort to control price of the board.

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SOLTEK SL-K8AN2E-GR Mainboard

We ran our own Memory Bandwidth tests with memtest86 with TRas settings from 5 to 15 at a wide range of different memory speeds. The board managed to reach a more respectable CPU setting the maximum available with the latest BIOS with an IDE drive, but this is still far short of the to that we have seen with other nForce boards. The pin ATX power and 4-pin 12V are both near board edges where they do not interfere with other components. As always the documentation is very thorough and consists of a quick start guide, motherboard and software manuals, driver disks fr included utility software.

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The memory voltage extends to 2.

We suspect that the Soltek can do much better than with lower ratios, but that is the current limit of the CPU range. However, please keep in mind that Socket is single-channel and will still operate at top speed with just one DIMM.